Vancouver Sun Run

August 7, 2011


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Vancouver Sun Run is a 10-km race held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada each year on the third (sometimes the fourth) Sunday in April. It is Canada’s largest 10K since its inception in 1985 and the 2nd largest timed 10K in the world.  It includes a relatively small number of competitive elite runners, a wheelchair race, and numerous other categories of participants ranging from runners to parents walking with their children in strollers.

An incredible 48,904 registrants signed up for the 2012 Vancouver Sun Run event with participants taking in the beautiful Vancouver scenery under sunny skies. The Vancouver Sun Run has truly become one of Vancouver’s traditional rites of spring and is preparing for its 30th year running.

Race Date

Apr 19, 2015

Event Type

Start Times

Men: 9:00 a.m
Women: 9:00 a.m

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Race Registration

You can register on the official registration page of Vancouver Sun Run. The entry fees for early bird registrations before Jan 31 is $45. There is no race day registration.

Course / Route Map

The 10K route is a beautiful scenic course which begins in Vancouver’s downtown core at Burrard Street and Georgia Street. Participants will enjoy the downhill start as they make their way towards the world famous Stanley Park, continuing along English Bay to Hornby Street, then onto Pacific Avenue, across the Burrard Street bridge exiting onto 2nd Avenue. Winding along Fir Street to join 4th Avenue the route continues east on 6th Avenue to the Cambie Street Bridge for the final stretch across the bridge to the finish line.

The 10K route is sprinkled with gentle, undulating hills making it both fun and enjoyable, while providing breathtaking scenery which includes the snow-capped mountains along Georgia Straight, water views along English Bay and False Creek. The organizing committee hires numerous entertainers to perform along the route and in the stadium at the end of the race.

Race Profile / Elevation Map

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Race Tags

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Time Limits & Cutoffs

Slower runners must remain on the right side of the road to allow quicker runners to pass on the left. The Vancouver Sun Run will be using the MyLaps BibTag timing system this year.

Course Records

Men: Isabella Ochichi (KEN) 30:55 (2006)
Women: James Koskei (KEN) 27:58 (2002)

Prize Money & Awards

  • Open – Top 3 Men & Women: $3,000, $1,500, $750
  • Canadian Citizens – Top 5 Men & Women: $2,500, $1,500, $1,000, $500, $250
  • Masters (40+) – Top 3 Men & Women: $750, $500, $250

Awards are given three deep to males and females in each age group.

T-Shirts, Medals, Certificates

Entry fee includes a Sun Run souvenir T-shirt featuring artwork by Vancouver artist, Tiko Kerr. Youth size Shaw Mini Sun Run participants will receive a paint-your-own T-shirt and a paint kit.

Water Stops & Refreshments

Water stations are provided at six locations along the course as well as music entertainment in the form of bands.

Expected Race Day Weather

The temperature typically varies from 45°F to 55°F and is rarely below 40°F or above 61°F.

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